Saudi Arabian Government aims to establish an e-security hub in the Kingdom to improve the resilience of government entities an critical infrastructure against cyber attacks.
Participants at the workshop illustrated the initiatives launched by public-sector organizations in digital transformation efforts.
The digital transformation would play a key role in achieving the goals of Vision 2030, cyber security is an essential requirement for the growth of the Kingdom.
Earlier this year Saudi Arabia warned organizations in the country of a resurrection of the dreaded Shamoon 2 malware that hit the Saudi Arabian labor ministry, the Sadara Chemical Co and other private companies in the country.
In March, security experts at MalwareBytes have spotted a spear phishing campaign that targeted Saudi Arabia governmental organizations.
According to the experts, the campaign targeted about a dozen Saudi agencies. Attackers used weaponized Word document and tricked victims into opening them and enabling macros.
In August, researchers at Kaspersky Lab discovered a new wave of attack leveraging the Mamba ransomware that hit organizations in Brazil and Saudi Arabia.